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by shacolourdes
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: "Foreign" language anomalies
Replies: 19
Views: 37245

Lime = (la) lima
Lemon = (el) limón.

Brazilian dude
In Mexico, they flip it and lime is el limón while lemon is la lima.
Go figure, right? I learned that from food shopping in Ciudad Acuña... fun place if anyone is ever near the Del Rio, TX area.
by shacolourdes
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Todo el tiempo en el mundo
Replies: 10
Views: 16070

"You think that the time happens slowly for you" You caught the "ti" mistake. I didn't mean it, I swear! :) What I wrote does literally translate into that, but it actually means "Do you think time passes slowly for you?" It's the basic jist of what needs to be said, so I figured it's alright. If y...
by shacolourdes
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Innernet
Replies: 21
Views: 50333

Re: Innernet

...Northern NJ is the only place I remember seeing those jug-handle intersections for making left turns. Granted, that's true... but I'm from Joisey , so I'm used to those... Everyone should have jug-handled turns! You seemingly disapproving of them is an insult! Them be's fightin' words! :x Heheh....
by shacolourdes
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Innernet
Replies: 21
Views: 50333

Re: Innernet

...so I'm from North Jersey (which I find interestingly enough that I say "North Jersey" rather than "Northern New Jersey"... bitter rivalry, I guess...) ... O well, c'est la vie... :wink: Oh! That's from the part of Canada that doesn't want to be part of Canada! :lol: North Jersey, Canada, same di...
by shacolourdes
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: I know this should probably go in the Spelling Forum...
Replies: 6
Views: 21812

Re: I know this should probably go in the Spelling Forum...

Does that mean he spells "village" as "vilage?" Pretty ville if you ask me. :lol: I have no idea why they would do that -- unless there's a recessive " ll " gene somewhere in our DNA. Actually, quite honestly, he has done something similar, spelling "millions" as "milions" :shock: I know he's not s...
by shacolourdes
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: I know this should probably go in the Spelling Forum...
Replies: 6
Views: 21812

I know this should probably go in the Spelling Forum...

Though this strikes me as interesting: I was emailing my cousin in Georgia and he typed me a message about how his girlfriend's grandmother is very sick. He got into this long story about how she doesn't want her grandmother to die (like any normal human being wishes their relatives a long life) and...
by shacolourdes
Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Spelling
Topic: Misspelled Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 21505

Re: Misspelled Signs

http://pages.prodigy.net/pizzabagel/MisspelledSigns_001.htm I personally loved the sarcasm of whomever wrote the commentary to this. I'm quite embarrassed, though, because I didn't notice all of the mistakes at first! :oops: "Burgers" is the plural of "burger." Am I to assume then that "burgerss" i...
by shacolourdes
Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Innernet
Replies: 21
Views: 50333

... I'm not so sure about that one. I travel fairly often and I've noticed that people do a double-take when I say "innernet" or "middens". ... Uh, Midden is something else altogether. Old mittens may end up in one ... Funny stuff, regional differences, eh? "Eh?" at the end of a sentence? The Ameri...
by shacolourdes
Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Innernet
Replies: 21
Views: 50333

Well I dunno, it seems most times if someone is particular to accentuate the middle T of internet it's the exception rather than the rule, from what I hear. But it's robably worth a poll. Maybe I misunderstood your mittens though. If you're saying middens , that is indeed at variance with, for lack...
by shacolourdes
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Cursive vs Print
Replies: 59
Views: 137424

Japanese uses three types of writing, according to Wikipedia : The Japanese language is written with a combination of three different types of glyphs: Chinese characters (called kanji ), and two syllabic scripts, hiragana and katakana . The Latin alphabet (called rōmaji ) is also often used in mode...
by shacolourdes
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Todo el tiempo en el mundo
Replies: 10
Views: 16070

I think you could say "¿Piensas que el tiempo pasa lentamente para tí?"
That sounds like it justifies what you're saying. Though it's not the exact phrase you're looking for.
by shacolourdes
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Innernet
Replies: 21
Views: 50333

...I think 'innernet' is fairly widespread lazy speech. I'm not so sure about that one. I travel fairly often and I've noticed that people do a double-take when I say "innernet" or "middens". They understand me but I never hear anyone else say it- especially in the South. I have cousins in Georgia ...
by shacolourdes
Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Innernet
Replies: 21
Views: 50333

Innernet

Ok, so I'm from North Jersey (which I find interestingly enough that I say "North Jersey" rather than "Northern New Jersey"... bitter rivalry, I guess...) Anyhow, everywhere I go around here, whenever the internet is mentioned in conversation, it is pronounced "innernet". Now, it's not to say that t...
by shacolourdes
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Etymology
Topic: the word awkward
Replies: 2
Views: 8424

thank you very much!! ^_^
by shacolourdes
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Etymology
Topic: the word awkward
Replies: 2
Views: 8424

the word awkward

i've tried to research the roots of the word awkward but i cannot determine them. is anyone available to help on that?? i'm just very curious as to its origins.
thank you!! ^_^

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